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Old 02-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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Default My 1978 Mustang II 2+2 "The Skunk"

I posted this on the Introduction board but was told I should probably put it here, too.

My ride is a 1978 Mustang II running a 1991 5.0L H.O. with dual quads on a Weiand 289 hi-rise tunnel-ram.



When I first got this car it had no engine, no transmission, and it was white. I installed the engine and tranny, ported the heads, fly-cut the pistons, built the throttle linkage and tuned the carbs, and did all the bodywork and paint including building the custom rear spoiler and hanging the side pipes.






DRIVETRAIN:
1991 Mustang 5.0 H.O. short block
Sync'd Holley 4160 carburetors (390cfm 4bbl vacuum secondary)
Weiand 289 aluminum hi-rise tunnel ram intake
Custom-ground Delta cam .558/.540
Fly-cut pistons
Crower titanium valvesprings
Ported GT-40 heads
Pertronix ignition
MSD Blaster II coil
Custom 21-degree advance distributor
Hedmann headers
Corvette side pipes
C4 transmission with B&M shift kit

APPEARANCE PACKAGE:
Factory T-tops
Channeled 1988 Mustang LX Spoiler
Vintage Hilborn-style scoop
Hood modification
1977 King Cobra hatch louvers
John Deere Blitz Black (satin finish) paint with OEM gloss white stripes
Custom Jolly Roger grill ornament and door locks

PERFORMANCE & HANDLING:
8 rear end with 3.50 limited-slip
245/50R15's on Turbine wheels
Rear seat delete, aluminum intake, custom bumpers

Total build cost to date: $2,437
Est. HP: 389 @6300 rpm

All work done by owner except:
Cam grind by Delta Cam, Tacoma, WA
Flexplate rebalanced by Perpetual Balancing, Mukilteo, WA

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I'll be kicking around the 5.0 tech section. PM me or add to this thread if you have any questions.

- Joe
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Old 02-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Wow, impressive man, any more pics?
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Old 02-16-2011, 05:23 PM   #3
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Nice!!
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Old 02-16-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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There are build pics on my Cardomain site. www.cardomain.com/ride/803178.

Here's the plumbing for the side pipes. These are Corvette 2.5" glass packs (I believe; they were advertised as such at the swap meet where I found them.) The II is so short that I had to cut the pipes, then run flex tubing back from the collectors, then run it forward again to a hard 90 welded onto each pipe. Kinda weird but I REALLY wanted side pipes with glass packs and it sounds KILLER. Besides, the pipes were only $50 at a swap meet.



And here's me chillin' on the hood last spring, before the side pipes went on.

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Old 02-16-2011, 08:23 PM   #5
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bad a** bro..
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:40 PM   #6
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thats a bad asz mustang, i like the skull
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:29 AM   #7
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Very nice, I've always liked the mustang II's.
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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cool ride.
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